Andean Army route of 1817


Chile-Argentina limit Horseback ride Chile-Argentina limit Horseback ride

    The most amazing and epic expedition, ride the route of the Andean Army of 1817 when more than 5.000 soldiers and 10.000 mules and horses crossed the Andes.
    All camping gear included.
    Share with chilean cowboys.
    Great landscapes.
    Condors and guanacos.

Tour fee: U$2244.87 p/p

(must be made at least 15 days in advance)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Los Patos, Putaendo. Los Andes Mountain Range. Region of Valparaíso
ALTITUDE from 3.937 feet / 1.200 meters a.s.l. to 11.811 feet / 3.600 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 7.874 feet / 2.400 meters
LENGTH 6 days – 5 nights. From 7:00 am of day 1 to 10:00 pm of day 6.
DISTANCE 60,98 miles / 98 kilometers
RIDING TIME 4 to 8 hours per day
SEASON November to April
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 4 - Maximum 12
RESTRICTIONS Slipped disc, not allergic to pet hair, no fear to horses, no fear of heights, over 14 years old. Up to 220 pounds of weight. Over 220 pounds you can just ride a mule.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Absolutely necessary
DIFFICULTY LEVEL High
TRANSPORTATION SUV, pick-up truck, VAN or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Hot during the day, very cold at night

Los Patos, Putaendo. Los Andes Mountain Range. Region of Valparaíso

Relaxing ride on a natural horse walk by a trail which become narrow and steep, recreating the route of the Andean Army. Some creeks and rivers crossings. Shooting pictures. Bath in river. Bonfire and camping.
Day 1: Transfer from Valparaíso to Los Patos. The horseback ride starts. Approximately 15.22 miles. Camping in Las Tejas.
Day 2: Ride from Las Tejas to Los Ciénagos. Approximately 7.46 miles.
Day 3: Ride from Los Ciénagos to the limit with Argentina. High presence of guanacos and condors. Back to Los Ciénagos. Approximately 15.53 miles in total.
Day 4: Free day.
Day 5: Ride from Los Ciénagos to Las Tejas.
Day 6: Ride from Las Tejas to Los Patos. Back to Valparaíso.
Day-backpack. The weight of the luggage must be under 33 pounds: comfortable shoes (not wide, for good fit in the stirrup), long sleeve shirt, fleece or sweater, warm jacket, sun screen, jockey or hat, beanie, buff, swimsuit, sunglasses and camera. Pant, no short. Personal care kit and towel. Spare clothes. Fall-winter: Waterproof/warm jacket and gloves.
Round trip transportation from Valparaíso
All way guide – English spoken
Camping gear: Tends, sleeping pads and sleeping bags. Kitchen cookware.
Horses fully equipped
First aids kit
Feeding
Water
Lunch box
Helmet (Mandatory use)
Insurance
Tips
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar (4 norte /Av. Libertad) at 8:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca & Concón, between 6:15 am - 7:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person
Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
Around at 7:30 pm of sixth day. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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